2018 DL Josh Belk of Lewisville made a return visit to USC Saturday for the Massachusetts game. Belk has made several trips to USC and the Gamecocks have done their best to show him their serious interest every time he visits there.
“The coaches showed a lot of love as usual,” Belk said. “I watched the Gamecocks play pretty hard. They don’t take plays off. They just keep going to the whistle blows.”
Belk also got the chance to talk again with USC head coach Will Muschamp whose message to him remains about the same.
“He said keep up the good work and keep pushing hard,” Belk said. “Basically saying they wanted me to play down there and all that.”
Belk has also been to Clemson this season and the Tigers remain strong him largely due to their recent history of success on the defensive line.
“The fact that they’ve put ten defensive linemen in the NFL the past two years,” Belk explained. “I don’t hear as much from them as USC but I still hear from them.”
Belk said of all the schools recruiting him, USC is on him the hardest right now and he might return this Saturday night for the Tennessee game. He just picked up an offer from Florida to go along with other offers from Auburn, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, NC State, Florida State, LSU and North Carolina.
Belk does not claim an individual leader at this point. “Clemson and USC are about tied.”
This season Belk has around 45 tackles, 6 sacks and he’s blocked five point after attempts.